Virginia Beach Historic Houses Foundation Hosting ‘Bonfires and Brews’ Oct. 15

Monday, October 11, 2021

Sit by the fire, sip on local beer and enjoy a fall night of history, live music and more, all while supporting local historic preservation at one of Virginia's oldest surviving colonial homes.

At "Bonfires and Brews – A History Happy Hour," guests will enjoy live music from Brackish Water Jamboree with beer provided by Pleasure House Brewing. Fire pits will be open throughout the Lynnhaven House grounds to help warm everyone up on a crisp fall night. FREE activities will also be available, and the Lynnhaven House will be open to walk through. There will be hay bales for seating around the fire pits, but you are welcome to bring your own chair for seating on the grounds. Cast Iron Catering Co. and Bear House Coffee Roasters will also have food trucks on site.

The event is from 6-10 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 15, on the Lynnhaven House grounds, 4409 Wishart Road, Virginia Beach. In lieu of an admission fee, please consider making a $5 donation to the Virginia Beach Historic Houses Foundation, Inc. Beer tickets are $6 each.

General event parking will be available in the Virginia Beach First Church of the Nazarene parking lot, which is located right next to the Lynnhaven House at 4413 Wishart Road, Virginia Beach. The front parking lot at the Lynnhaven House will be open only to guests with accessibility needs.

This event is hosted by the Virginia Beach Historic Houses Foundation. Proceeds from the event will support the Foundation's mission to enhance the City of Virginia Beach-owned historic houses and sites by providing funding for historic artifacts and education programs and promoting public awareness of Virginia Beach history.

For the latest information about Virginia Beach History Museums events and tours, please visit museumsvb.org. If you have any questions about tours, please call 757-385-5100 or email vbhistory@vbgov.com.

ABOUT THE CITY OF VIRGINIA BEACH CULTURAL AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT:
The Cultural Affairs Department engages residents and visitors through meaningful arts, heritage, and cultural experiences to connect and strengthen communities. The Department assists and directs the Virginia Beach Arts & Humanities Commission, coordinates the City's Public Art Program, oversees Virginia Beach History Museums, provides contract management for the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, serves as the liaison with Virginia MOCA and the ViBe Creative District, and serves as a resource to local arts and humanities organizations.

ABOUT THE CITY OF VIRGINIA BEACH HISTORY MUSEUMS:
The City of Virginia Beach History Museums include the Thoroughgood House, the Francis Land House, the Lynnhaven House, and Princess Anne County Training School/Union Kempsville High School Museum. They are part of the City's Cultural Affairs Department. As part of the municipal government of the City of Virginia Beach, the Cultural Affairs Department engages residents and visitors through meaningful arts, heritage, and cultural experiences to connect and strengthen communities. Visit www.museumsvb.org for more information, and follow @VBHistoryMuseums on Facebook and Instagram, and @VBHistMuseums on Twitter, to stay up to date on all the events and news from Virginia Beach History Museums.

ABOUT THE VIRGINIA BEACH HISTORIC HOUSES FOUNDATION:
The Virginia Beach Historic Houses Foundation was formed in 2013 to enhance the City-owned historic houses and sites by providing funding for historic artifacts and education programs and promoting public awareness of Virginia Beach history. The Virginia Beach Historic Houses are cultural assets that are valued and supported by the community. The Foundation's Board of Trustees are committed to historic architecture, authentic collections, inspiring landscapes, and stimulating program experiences for all audiences, and to maintaining the highest levels of professionalism and accreditation.

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